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Helping the Victims of Deck Accidents Aboard Vessels

Vessels, shipyards, and oil rigs can all be dangerous working environments—especially if the person responsible for the safety of the ship fails to maintain reasonable care of the deck. The deck of a vessel can be extremely slippery, as it is often susceptible to wetness from the ocean. Aside from a slip and fall accident on the deck due to slippery surfaces, many other types of accidents on a deck can occur, including injuries from a falling object.

If you or a loved one has been injured while working aboard a vessel, now is the time to seek counsel. Deck accident liability can be difficult to prove without the right legal counsel on your rights. When you choose to trust your case to Arnold & Itkin, you are choosing years of insight, billions of dollars in recoveries, and award-winning representation.

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Common Types of Deck Accidents

Ship workers endure grueling environments. No matter what type of vessel you are working on, you face an increased risk for injury. From stormy skies to sunny horizons, any setting can lead to a deck accident.

The following can lead to serious injuries on vessel decks:

  • Falling objects
  • Slip and falls / trip and falls
  • Falls off of platforms or higher areas
  • Flying objects or projectiles
  • Equipment failure
  • Human error
  • Dangerous weather
  • Exposed tools, equipment, or other objects

Whether your deck accident was caused by a negligent worker failing to put away necessary equipment or due to a slippery surface, we are ready to help. We represent clients who have suffered from broken bones, head trauma, sprains, and even wrongful death of a loved one. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury due to a negligent deck accident, be sure to reach out to our firm as soon as possible. The legal team at Arnold & Itkin has a thorough understanding of the laws within the Jones Act, as well as maritime injury law. We know how these laws can be used to your advantage when filing a claim against an irresponsible individual or employer. Trust your case to us today!

How a Maritime Injury Lawyer Can Help

Working onboard the deck of a vessel can be extremely dangerous, and you must understand your seaman's rights before filing a claim for an offshore injury. Without the claim, you will have to pay for all of the injuries incurred at the time of the accident, including medical expenses. That is why you need the help of our offshore lawyers.

Before attempting to file a claim on your own, talk to the caring advocates at our law firm.

The injury could have been caused by an equipment failure or another type of malfunction onboard the ship, and you may have even more extensive damages and injuries than you originally believed. With the help of Arnold & Itkin, you can have confidence going into your case knowing we will do everything in our power to maximize your claim and to ensure that your legal rights and best interests remain protected throughout the process.

For more information, please contact our office today at (888) 346-5024.

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